Clint Eastwood's American Sniper

American Sniper: A Good Film That Could’ve Been Better With More Depth

Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) was a professional rodeo rider from Texas who eventually became the greatest sniper in American history. Kyle had 160 confirmed kills during his four tours in the Iraq War, which he later wrote about in his book, American Sniper, upon which this Clint Eastwood-directed movie is based. Continue reading “American Sniper: A Good Film That Could’ve Been Better With More Depth”

Whiplash Movie (2014)

Whiplash: J.K. Simmons Deserves All the Awards

Andrew (Miles Teller) is an aspiring drummer at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory of Music. When he’s invited to join the Studio Band, the school’s competitive jazz band, as an alternative drummer by conductor Terrence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), Andrew quickly learns that Fletcher is an emotionally-abusive mentor who is out to ruin his life and make him a better musician at the same time. Continue reading “Whiplash: J.K. Simmons Deserves All the Awards”

Boyhood Wins Big At 2015 Golden Globes

Recap of the 2015 Golden Globes with GIFs!

Is it just me, or were the 2015 Golden Globes really boring? I think it’s because there wasn’t enough Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. They started the show with a solid monologue, but then I think the Globes were running so behind on time (thanks to long-ass speeches) that they had to cut a lot of their other material. BOOOOO. This is why nobody likes you, Golden Globes. Continue reading “Recap of the 2015 Golden Globes with GIFs!”

Selma Movie

Selma: A Damn Good Film That Deserves Best Picture Nominations

In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) marched thousands in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery to secure equal voting rights for blacks. Despite harassment from law enforcement in Selma and pro-segregation governor George Wallace (Tim Roth), Dr. King’s nonviolent movement helped convince President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) to push the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Continue reading “Selma: A Damn Good Film That Deserves Best Picture Nominations”

The Imitation Game 2014

The Imitation Game Tries Too Hard to Be a Good Movie, Ends Up Just Okay

Brilliant mathematician and logician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) works with a team of code-breakers for the British government during World War II in hopes of intercepting Nazi communications through Germany’s infamous Enigma code. Continue reading “The Imitation Game Tries Too Hard to Be a Good Movie, Ends Up Just Okay”

interstellar movie

Interstellar: Time, Space, and the Prestige Theory

Earth is running out of resources to sustain human life, so pilot and engineer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) must leave his children behind as he heads out on a space expedition to look for new, livable planets in a faraway galaxy. With each visit to a new planet with NASA scientists Amelia (Anne Hathaway), Doyle (Wes Bentley), and Romilly (David Gyasi), Cooper’s children age several years and lose faith in his return to Earth, as does Cooper. Continue reading “Interstellar: Time, Space, and the Prestige Theory”